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# 205847 29-Nov-2016 16:12
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Well i thought this day would never come... i thought that hell would freeze over and the world would stop turning.

 

I have a samsung note 5 and samsung tab S2 (9.7" screen with styles).

 

So my question is: what should i end up getting?

 

Iphone 7? (what size?, yes i like photos)

 

Ipad.... can i get one with a styles that pops out like the samsung ones? cant seem to find one.

 

Whats good and whats bad... ok so reword that! anything i should avoid?

 

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  # 1679593 29-Nov-2016 16:21
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Generally - iPad is quite good in the realm of tablets. I have used an iPad Air 2 - i would get that one. In terms of stylus, if you use it a lot, then go for the iPad Pro. It doesnt have the popout stylus though.

 

iPhone 7 - I would avoid. I dont know about you, but the lack of headphone jack is a deal breaker for me. I use the headphone jack on a daily basis. I have a different set of headphones in the car, at work and at home. And I dont wish to lead the #donglelife (also avoiding the macbook pros this year)


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  # 1679613 29-Nov-2016 16:57
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Son is currently upgrading his phone and while I would normally recommend the latest model of anything the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is a deal breaker for him so it's the 6S. I guess it depends on what you want in a phone and what features you think are critical, nice to have, and can live without.

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  # 1679623 29-Nov-2016 17:19
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I use an ipad air 9.7" with gsm/lte with a microsoft universal keyboard and an apple pencil (limited use only) with microsoft office 365 for light/mobile stuff. IOS is not really design for pen input from my perspective.

Also use a normal iphone 7 also with ms office for checking email and viewing documents. Did not see the point in the bigger screen as can use the ipad, or the camera on the bigger model.

Also I use a surface pro with windows 10 when I need to do heavy office work or using the stylus for taking notes in onenote and design work or coding.




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  # 1687557 14-Dec-2016 09:44
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I've got a 9.7" iPad Pro and it's fantastic. The screen is incredible. I just got reading glasses and can't believe how clear it is, lol. You'll need to get the Apple Pencil as it doesn't come with a stylus. You can use a normal stylus on it, but the Pencil has a whole bunch of extra functionality if you want to draw or whatever. I also have an iPhone 6S and love it, but if you want some of the extra low-light features in the iPhone 7 camera, you may want to consider that. I have 128GB models for both which is plenty. I'm nowhere near my storage limit on either, and I've got over 1400 photos on my phone, plus dozens of apps.





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  # 1687569 14-Dec-2016 09:55
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I can recommend iPhone 7 - it isn't a big deal, to be honest, let's not over dramatise the non-issue here. Personally, I have iPhone 7 Plus, and the 10.2 brought Portrait mode to make use dual-cameras and it's working great despite still being a beta feature.

 

I have not needed the Lightning-to-headphone dongle until today which luckily I have it with me, in all other cases, I have been using BlueTooth but that's something that I have been using for last few years. My BlueTooth headphones have 3.5mm cable connection for when if I want to use wired connectivity, so find yourself a good pair of headphones with this.





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  # 1687587 14-Dec-2016 10:25
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chiefie:

 

I can recommend iPhone 7 - it isn't a big deal, to be honest, let's not over dramatise the non-issue here. Personally, I have iPhone 7 Plus, and the 10.2 brought Portrait mode to make use dual-cameras and it's working great despite still being a beta feature.

 

I have not needed the Lightning-to-headphone dongle until today which luckily I have it with me, in all other cases, I have been using BlueTooth but that's something that I have been using for last few years. My BlueTooth headphones have 3.5mm cable connection for when if I want to use wired connectivity, so find yourself a good pair of headphones with this.

 

 

 

 

It's not a big deal if it suites your use case. Audio quality via BT is pretty average on an iPhone (No aptX), so a cable connection is essential IMO. 


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  # 1687601 14-Dec-2016 10:48
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I don't see the headphone jack thing a big deal, You can use bluetooth or the included EarPods or the included adapter.

 

The question here is do you want a phone or a tablet?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1687617 14-Dec-2016 11:20
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The wireless airpods are available from Apple stores today...expensive but reported as good as wired airbuds.


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  # 1687630 14-Dec-2016 11:41
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Pumpedd:

 

The wireless airpods are available from Apple stores today...expensive but reported as good as wired airbuds.

 

 

 

 

Yep ordered mine this morning, delivery due on the 19th of Dec. As of now they are 2 weeks.


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  # 1687712 14-Dec-2016 13:57
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myopinion:

 

Pumpedd:

 

The wireless airpods are available from Apple stores today...expensive but reported as good as wired airbuds.

 

 

 

 

Yep ordered mine this morning, delivery due on the 19th of Dec. As of now they are 2 weeks.

 

 

Yeah, I didn't know they would become available today. Ordered not long ago, and delivery is in the beginning of January...





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  # 1687713 14-Dec-2016 13:58
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myopinion:

 

Pumpedd:

 

The wireless airpods are available from Apple stores today...expensive but reported as good as wired airbuds.

 

 

 

 

Yep ordered mine this morning, delivery due on the 19th of Dec. As of now they are 2 weeks.

 

 

Yeah, I didn't know they would become available today. Ordered not long ago, and delivery is in the beginning of January...

 

 

 

 

Yes I was worried I would miss this so setup a Google alert on the AirPods which came through as soon as it was mentioned online.


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  # 1687785 14-Dec-2016 16:23
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jarledb:

 

myopinion:

 

Pumpedd:

 

The wireless airpods are available from Apple stores today...expensive but reported as good as wired airbuds.

 

 

 

 

Yep ordered mine this morning, delivery due on the 19th of Dec. As of now they are 2 weeks.

 

 

Yeah, I didn't know they would become available today. Ordered not long ago, and delivery is in the beginning of January...

 

 

Me too, so won't be getting them for Xmas.


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  # 1687803 14-Dec-2016 17:03
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Apple often deliver earlier than they promise...so fingers crossed for you guys.


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  # 1687813 14-Dec-2016 17:44
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The problem is that they are so expensive for what they are, considering they sound is no better than the free ones they 'give away' with the phone. If they were up to the sound quality of their premium apple earbuds which they normally sell for over $100, then they maybe worth it. But I guess they would be good for using with an apple watch, so you don't need your iphone with you. But if you have your iphone with you, you may as well just plugin headphones. I never have a problem with wires, and infact the wires stop them falling o the ground when they fall out of my ear. I would be scared of these ones falling out and hitting the ground, as the shape of the current wired ones fall out all the time.

 

 

 

I think the iphone 7 is a great device, and the big plus is that it is water resistant, and probably the most powerful phone on the market, as it is tuned for the OS. I have also found apple devices very reliable compared to other brands. The lack of a headphone jack is annoying, especially if you listen to music while charging. But most of apples new devices now seem to need multiple dongles for some things.


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  # 1687815 14-Dec-2016 17:51
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The airpods are not compulsory to buy!!!

 

Apple ones look to be good value compared to some other wireless ones about.


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